The Colorado Scientific Society, in collaboration with the Center of the American West, presents Water & Energy in Colorado. This four-day virtual symposium, hosted by the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, will focus on the science and cultural issues at the interface between water and energy in Colorado. Moderated by Patty Limerick, water and energy specialists together with insightful commentators on Colorado’s present challenges and future opportunities, will highlight some of the most important issues facing our community today and in the future. The emphasis will center on science that frames these topics, but also will incorporate cultural contexts and identify common ground and collaborative opportunities.

Join us! Tuesdays and Thursdays August 11, 13, 18, & 20.







Thursday, August 20, 2020 – 10:00 to 11:30

photo of Patty Limerick Patty Limerick, Ph.D. Center of the American West, Director Moderator

photo of Elizabeth Garner
Elizabeth Garner
Colorado State Demography Office; Department of Local AffairsTitle: Where Do We Grow from Here?
photo of Russ Sands
Russ Sands
Colorado Water Conservation Board; Senior Program Manager of Water Supply Planning
Title: The Colorado Water Plan: Where We’ve Been and the Path Forward
photo of Peter Barkmann
Peter Barkmann

Colorado Geological Survey; Senior Hydrologist

Title: Groundwater Resources in Colorado: An Online Atlas
Jordan Macknick
Jordan Macknick
USDOE National Renewable Energy Laboratory; Lead Energy-Water-Land Analyst
Title: Transformation of Colorado’s Energy Sector
photo of Mark Jensen, Ph.D.
Mark Jensen, Ph.D.
Colorado School of Mines; Department of Chemistry, Professor
Title: Is There a Future for Nuclear Energy in The Mountain West?